International Air Exposition : Official Bronx Day at Idlewild Airport

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This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

New York City's Golden Jubilee

Speeches in honor of the opening of Idlewild Airport and the Golden Anniversary of New York City.

Includes dramatizations of the history of the Bronx and live banjo music by the Bronx Boomers. Bronx's Number One Citizen, George Upman, describes the best aspects of the borough. Postmaster Albert Goldman speaks, Fire Department Glee Club performs. Concludes with "God Bless America," performed by Bronx Boomers and the Fire Department Glee Club. Hosted by Walter A. Lynch.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 68689
Municipal archives id: LT75